One of the most remote and prettiest beaches in Goa and Dabolim, Galgibag beach is 16 kilometres from Chaudi. Surrounded by fir trees, this beach is also popular because it is one of the few breeding grounds for Olive Ridley turtles (also known as Pacific turtle). While there aren’t much activities or shops around this beach, people come here to relax and soak in the peaceful environ of the beach.
The Sernabatim Beach is essentially a continuation of the Colva Beach. This beach is a much cleaner and quieter beach, as compared to other beaches in Goa and is an ideal place for swimming and relaxing. Away from noisy crowds and minus persistent hawkers, the Sernabatim Beach is popular for its gorgeous sunsets and draws many people during the evenings.
Located south of Bogmalo beach, this is the only beach in Goa where one can witness a beautiful sunrise (considering Goa is on the West Coast of India). Nestled along the foothills of the lush Western Ghats, Hollant Beach offers visitors beautiful views. The beach looks even more charming during the high tide, when the sea water rises to merge into the fresh waters of a nearby stream. Hollant Beach is also a great place to go swimming, as there are no dangerous currents in the water here.
One of the most serene and reclusive beaches in Goa, the Chapora beach is a sight to behold. Golden sands washed by blue waters and a coastline flanked by green hills, Chapora is perfect for some fun and relaxation. The shacks and hut restaurants by the beach are an experience you would not want to miss!
A serene and comparatively less commercialized beach, the Kegdole Beach is one of the less frequented beaches of Goa. The beach is located at the base of a hillock in the village of Verem. The Indian Navy has a Naval Academy on the top of the hillock. Among the more exploratory kind, the beach is known for its enchanting views of the ocean and sunset on one side and the Reis Magos Fort on the other. Enjoy a day of sublime peace at the beach and when you get hungry, just head to one of the many shacks that serve Goa’s delightful cuisines on the beach.
One of the liveliest and most popular beaches in North Goa, Baga Beach is an extension of the Calangute Beach, dotted with sun decks and set amidst the picturesque Baga-Anjuna Hill. The most vibrant place where the fun never ends – Baga Beach is witness to hordes of visitors just walking or sitting by the beach, drinking in the shacks, buying souvenirs from the shops on the beachside and simply having a great time. The pleasant tropical weather and the sea breeze add to the magic of the beach. Since it’s the most visited beach in North Goa, most of the time you will experience a space crunch. If you have a penchant for water sports, you could try out parasailing, dolphin cruises and banana rides. Goa beaches make for the perfect picture-postcard setting that leaves the tourists spellbound. Soak up the sun to get the perfect tan, sip on Feni, enjoy a swim or indulge in water sports – make your pick or do them all.
Located an hour’s drive from Dabolim Airport, Arambol Beach witnesses many tourists, especially foreigners, during winters (November and March). The beach is divided into two beaches – Armabol and Harmal. If you compare the beach with the popular beaches of North Goa like Baga, Calangute, Anjuna, this is less commercialized. Also, you would not find many hotels on the beach, thanks to the activism by locals of the area. Besides a peaceful walk and dolphin watching at the beach, the more adventurous visitors can also go in for paragliding and other water sports.
Keri Beach (Querim Beach)
Located at a distance of 30 kilometres from Mapusa and boasting of natural beauty, Keri Beach, also known as Querim Beach is popularly known as a sea shore marvel. Since this white sandy beach is not commercialized and offers a quiet, peaceful environment, it attracts a lot of couples, especially honeymooners. Some shacks on the beach serve fresh and delicious sea food while you enjoy its beauty and serenity.
Also known as Kalacha beach or Sweet Lake beach, Paliem beach is nestled between the Keri and Arambol beaches. It is a secluded beach and is not directly accessible by road. You will love walking around the rocks if you’re travelling with your partner.
Patnem Colomb Beach
Situated close to the Palolem beach are the twin beaches of Patnem and Colomb. The twin beaches form a horseshoe shape. It is especially for the people who do not like crowded areas. Water here is quite clean and worth taking a plunge. There are a few shacks to cater to the your taste buds.
Just to the south of Velsao Beach is the beautiful stretch of Arossim Beach. It is the home of the pioneer of Goa’s freedom struggler Tristao Braganza Cunha. The place is heaven for adventure lovers and party seekers. The Star Fish shack is located in the very centre of the beach. Arossim beach offers various water sports like surfing and sailing. Professional trainers are available for newbie. Though it is not advisable to do adventure activities during rough seas, the most preferred season for such activities are from October to March every year.
Rajbagh Beach, also known as Raj Baga is situated 4 km south from Palolem Beach, in Canacona region. The 1 km long beach is undoubtedly one of the best and the tidiest beaches in Goa. The sand here is clean, perfect for evening walk and the water is safe for swimming.